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Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that manufactures brand-new coats for children in need, announced the promotion of Grace Sica to the role of Executive Director.

Our Community Hero spotlight features the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, now in their third year as an Operation Warm partner. With a robust COVID-19 contingency plan, Pratt is well on its way to providing brand new coats to families with eight holiday events planned for December 2020.

Amidst the landmark 19th century buildings and framed by the nearby Rocky Mountains of Colorado, is Cowell Elementary School, one of many public schools facing the new reality of the changes brought about by COVID-19.

We’ve pulled together expert advice and resources to help parents and care givers answer kids’ COVID-19 related questions.

When it comes to fundraising in the age of COVID-19, getting the most donations may depend on building relationships in your community.

We are pleased to announce our inaugural Operation Warm Warmth Awards, honoring some of our exceptional partners who will reach significant milestones in the history of our shared mission this year.

We asked professional fundraising expert Emily Croak to give you the best advice on how to encourage others to get involved in your community service program.

It is important to recognize that in the wake of modern business demands and the drastic changes due to COVID-19, employee volunteer programs need to be adapted and rebooted to meet changing needs and changing expectations.

Here are some tips and tricks to guide you to raising funds when traditional in-person events are not possible.

Operation Warm was honored to present our literacy-focused A Warm Welcome to the Library program to more than 8,500 attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA 2020) conference.

Operation Warm’s skilled volunteers are an important part of our mission. They contribute to coat design, data entry and analysis, logistics, marketing projects and more.

Here are some ready-made messages you can use to uplift a frontline worker. They are sure to appreciate the support.

Digital-printmaker Phil Shaw creates a COVID short story using books.

Giving back while staying at home has never been so easy or so timely. Just click on each link to explore the right at-home volunteer opportunity for you.

The Covid-19 crisis is shining new light on the impressive work that foundations do to help families most at risk.

We are in unprecedented times and we now have an even greater opportunity to see our contributions help the families that need us.

Rotary’s long-time motto “Service Above Self” has been proven over and over during our current national emergency. Many of our Rotary club partners have quickly mobilized action plans in their communities to serve those in need.

We often think of New Jersey as a land of Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and The Jersey Shore, but one of the best things about the State of New Jersey is its sense of family, community and support. And nothing may illustrate these qualities more than Better Education for Kids (B4K), a nonprofit organization that brings together multiple sources to support the children and families of New Jersey.

At Operation Warm, we are deeply committed to the communities we serve, and we recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic affects not only our own team, partners, and supporters but also the very communities we serve.

Mountain America Credit Union employee volunteers provided warmth, confidence and hope through brand new coats to kids in Salt Lake City.

Thanks to generous people like you all across North America, more than 415,000 brand new coats were gifted to those in need.

Thank you for your generous support of children in need. Without you, Operation Warm would not be able to continue working toward our shared goal of keeping children warm.

FedEx employee volunteers provided warmth, confidence and hope through brand new coats to kids in Salt Lake City.

In 2019, FedEx provided thousands of brand new winter coats to children in need at eighteen events across the country.

On December 4, thirty AccuWeather employees volunteered their time to deliver more than 400 warm, brand new coats to the children of Penn-Lincoln Elementary.

Walmart employee volunteers provided warmth, confidence and hope through brand new coats to kids in Salt Lake City.

Operation Warm is teaming up with libraries, community partners, foundations and corporations across the country to give a brand new coat and new books to each child who participates.

Join us in celebrating our firefighter of the month, Vinnie Messina!

Join hundreds of fire departments across the country to give brand new coats to children in the communities you protect.

On behalf of all of us at Operation Warm, thank you again for being a hero for warmth and your compassion for children living in need.

FedEx employee volunteers provided warmth, confidence and hope through brand new coats to kids in Detroit.

Statistics show that for children who live below the poverty line, the chances of having school success is much lower than their peers.

Planning a great community service project doesn’t have to be a ton of work. There are plenty of ways you can improve your community with groups big and small. Here are ten ways!

Here are three areas to keep you organized, avoid the pitfalls and give you the resources you need for a successful community service project.

Childhood poverty is a widespread issue in the United States with one in five children living in need. Here are just ten ways poverty can impact the health and education of a child.

Here are 25 alternatives to boot fundraising.

A community service organization offers members the opportunity to make a difference in the world, while furthering personal and career goals.

Browse our list of 35 volunteer jobs to do from home. You may just find a fun volunteer project and find an easy way to help a good cause.

It’s hard to find a donation opportunity easier in the retail space than the point of sale donation: the customer is at the register, their wallet is already open, and card at the ready. And it works: 55% reported that they enjoy being asked.

Tips on How to Change Someone’s Life

Some of the best lessons we learned, we learned before school started. Here are five of the best lessons we learned when we were young.

Compliments can go a long way to letting someone know that you care, but there are even more powerful benefits to saying nice things to someone.

Operation Warm has been teaming up with IAFF Firefighters since 2012. Together, these hometown heroes have distributed over 200,000 brand-new American made coats to children across the country.

We've compiled a list of 50 meaningful summer ideas that you can do as a family.

There is nothing as rewarding as giving back to others. Kindness is the best medicine, and being generous can change the world.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, members of the Operation Warm team are sharing personal stories of “The Best Teacher I Ever Had.”

Mariellen Boyle, an Operation Warm staff member and advocate for families in need, shares her thoughts on what we should say when we meet a homeless family.

We would like to take the time to introduce you to some of the beautiful faces of the children we meet through Operation Warm.

Our Impact

  • Years of Service

    22

  • Communities Served

    1,200+

  • New Coats Gifted

    3,500,000

  • National Partners

    1,300+

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